In addition to my other activities as a practicing commercial real estate attorney,... more
In addition to my other activities as a practicing commercial real estate attorney, I chair our Firm's Pro Bono Committee, where I not only supervise the intake of all matters, and coordinate the attorneys who will work on them, but also handle numerous real estate-related matters myself. Also, I co-chair our firm's efforts to comply with "green" and LEED standards of conducting business.
Real estate attorneys deal with the many laws and practice areas associated with land ownership issues. For example, a commercial real estate attorney knows which laws apply to commercial transactions for construction/development projects (such as condo construction), or land use/zoning projects (such as subdividing a parcel of land for development), or real property issues (such as financing a large land purchase). Likewise, residential real estate lawyers help you buy a home, or prevent you from losing your home in foreclosure. They also know how residential tenancy laws work and can advise you of your rights as a tenant. With so many types of real estate attorneys, it is important to find a specialist who does the work you need.